PHILADELPHIA, PA.- The Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
presents Jordan Eagles-Blood Work, an exhibition of new works by the New York artist, opening in September, in the Thomson Gallery at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 south 22nd street.
Jordan Eagles-Blood Work, is a new series based on the various elemental qualities of blood and copper, as well as minimal works in blood dust and gauze. In the presence of light, the works vibrate iridescent reds, crimsons, oranges, browns, and black and cast shadows, projecting an intense glow. These effects make the works appear as if they are illuminated from within. In Blodd Work, Jordan Eagles, using his self-invented process, provides a compelling multi-sensory experience that engage allegories of life, death, and regeneration, and aims to convey the connections between body, spirit, and nature.
This new exhibition of approximately a dozen works officially opened in the Thomson Gallery of the Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia on August 31, 2013. The exhibition is included in Museum admission.
Eagles works are included in numerous museum collections, including the Addison Gallery of American Art, the Princeton University Art Museum, the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Peabody Essex Museum, the Everson Museum, the Everhart Museum, Mobile Museum of Art, the Elmhurst Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, the Museum of Sex and the International Museum of Surgical Science. Eagles works have been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, New York Magazines critic pick, Village Voice, L'Uomo Vogue, Architectural Digest Italy, San Francisco Chronicle, WIRED, MSNBC, FOX News, NY Post's Page 6, Marie Claire Italia, VS Magazine, Bullett, FRAME, Time Out Chicago, and The Huffington Post.
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia was founded in 1787, now the oldest professional medical organization in the country, when 24 physicians of Philadelphia gathered "to advance the science of medicine and to thereby lessen human misery." Today, more than 1,400 Fellows (elected members) continue to convene at the College and work towards better serving the public.
Throughout its 200 year history, the College has provided a place for both medical professionals and the general public to learn about medicine as both a science and as an art.
The College is home to the Mütter Museum and the Historical Medical Library. Americas finest museum of medical history, the Mütter displays its beautifully preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments in a 19th century cabinet museum setting. The museum helps the public understand the mysteries and beauty of the human body and to appreciate the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease.
The Collection began as a donation from Thomas Dent Mütter, MD, who was determined to improve and reform medical education. At the time Mütter was a student at University of Pennsylvanias medical school, students were not allowed to work with patients or assist with medical surgical procedures. His disappointment with American teaching techniques drove him to Paris to receive hands-on training. Upon his return to the States, Mütter assembled the collection and offered it to the College with a $30,000 endowment. The donation stipulated that the College had to hire a Curator, maintain and expand the collection, fund annual lectures and erect a brick building to house the collection.
The College has held true to its promise to Dr. Mütter. Today the museum enjoys a steadily rising reputation with attendance exceeding 117,323 in 2010. Enjoying international popularity, the museum has been featured in a recent documentary on the Discovery Channel and is the subject of two best-selling books.